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The new Jim Crow : mass incarceration in the age of colorblindness

Author: Michelle Alexander
Publisher: New York : New Press, 2020. ©2020
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Tenth anniversary editionView all editions and formats
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Seldom does a book have the impact of Michelle Alexander's The New Jim Crow. Since it was first published in 2010, it has been cited in judicial decisions and has been adopted in campus-wide and community-wide reads; it helped inspire the creation of the Marshall Project and the new $100 million Art for Justice Fund; it has been the winner of numerous prizes, including the prestigious NAACP Image Award; and it has  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Law for laypersons
Instructional and educational works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michelle Alexander
ISBN: 9781620975459 1620975459 9781620971932 1620971933
OCLC Number: 1132431777
Notes: "Preface to the Tenth Anniversary Edition ©2020 by Michelle Alexander."--Title page verso.
Description: xlix, 377 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: The rebirth of caste --
The lockdown --
The color of justice --
The cruel hand --
The new Jim Crow --
The fire this time.
Other Titles: Mass incarceration in the age of colorblindness
Responsibility: Michelle Alexander.

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Seldom does a book have the impact of Michelle Alexander's The New Jim Crow. Since it was first published in 2010, it has been cited in judicial decisions and has been adopted in campus-wide and community-wide reads; it helped inspire the creation of the Marshall Project and the new $100 million Art for Justice Fund; it has been the winner of numerous prizes, including the prestigious NAACP Image Award; and it has spent nearly 250 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list.Most important of all, it has spawned a whole generation of criminal justice reform activists and organizations motivated by Michelle Alexander's unforgettable argument that "we have not ended racial caste in America; we have merely redesigned it." As the Birmingham News proclaimed, it is "undoubtedly the most important book published in this century about the U.S." Now, ten years after it was first published, The New Press is proud to issue a tenth-anniversary edition with a new preface by Michelle Alexander that discusses the impact the book has had and the state of the criminal justice reform movement today.

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